KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nine homes in the historic Hyde Park Neighborhood will open their doors to the public for the 30th Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The homes include mansions, shirtwaists, and an Arts and Crafts bungalow. The tour will be held Friday, October 5 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and is hosted by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA).
The biennial tour showcases the architectural diversity and unique character of Hyde Park, which is nestled in the heart of Midtown Kansas City, located between the Plaza and Crown Center. The event includes a candlelight tour of three properties Friday evening, October 5, and the October 6 tour includes six homes and one newly renovated historic apartment building on Armour Boulevard.
Tour homes include:
* 80 Janssen Place, a grand Colonial Revival mansion on a street marked by a stone entrance gate erected in 1896 was on the very first tour in May 1977.
* 3918 Holmes Street, a 1902 farmhouse-style home, was once the residence of an oatmeal factory owner. It boasts park views and an oversized lot with the largest white oak tree in Missouri. The first Tour home to have geothermal heating, it celebrates the marriage of historic home and modern design.
* 3821 Gillham Road, a 6,000 plus square foot brick mansion has seven fireplaces, a third-floor ballroom, a solar-heated, in-ground swimming pool and a finished brick basement that has been restored by an entrepreneur/owner.
* 3511 Locust Street, a classic stone shirtwaist whose new owner/architect has incorporated clean, modern design elements to rejuvenate a property with a storied past.
* 4137 Kenwood Street, a pristine South Hyde Park bungalow overlooks Gillham Park and showcases the best of the Arts and Crafts period.
* 3335 Harrison Street, located in the North Hyde Park Historic District is the oldest property on the tour at 112 years old.
The Saturday tour also includes classic cars, food trucks, and pet adoption. Advance tickets for the Saturday Tour are available for $9 to $11. The Candlelight Tour is $25. Package deals are available for those interested in attending both tours.
For further details and to purchase tour tickets, visit. http://www.HydeParkKCTour.com/ .
"When you visit Hyde Park, you will see a vibrant, growing Kansas City neighborhood where 100 years of careful stewardship clearly show," said David Kimmis, HPNA's president. "We are proud of the progress we have made since the 1970s, and we see an especially bright path ahead as a new generation of committed homeowners are investing time, talent and resources to build a high-quality 21st-century community."
The City of Kansas City, Mo. recognized the Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour on May 24, 2012, for more than three decades of contribution to historical preservation.
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
* Photo Caption: This 100-year old home was on the first Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour in 1977.
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